Different layers of the Android operating system

Since its introduction to the world in 2010 as a free open source operating system, Android has moved into the most popular mobile operating system for smartphone and tablets with a predominant market share in individual countries around the world. But, what is Android? And, more importantly, how does Android in one manufacturer’s phones and … More Different layers of the Android operating system

Better security with new permission system in Android 6

Different operating systems (OS) partition sensitive areas of the OS with non sensitive parts using different methods. In the case of the world’s most popular mobile operating system, Android, sensitive areas of the operating system such as the file system is separated from other areas through a sandbox system policed by a layered permissions system. … More Better security with new permission system in Android 6

Misconception that all apps on Google Play store are safe

Apps are the programs or software on mobile devices, and the way they are purchased or downloaded differs significantly from those on desktops and laptops. Specifically, programs on laptops are downloaded from websites of the software creators. In particular, since the advent of smartphones, apps are downloaded from dedicated app stores belonging to one of … More Misconception that all apps on Google Play store are safe

System architecture and the role of antivirus software in different platforms

Antivirus software is essential to safeguarding the computing needs of every person from the perspective of keeping browsing activities on the Internet safe from privy eyes, to the prevention of hacking of personal files such as photos, documents and drawings.   While there are multiple providers of antivirus software for various platforms ranging from Windows, … More System architecture and the role of antivirus software in different platforms

Lack of citation capabilities in word processing apps on Android

We often use the “cite while you write” function from Endnote to cite an article in Microsoft Word through Endnote plugin in Word. But we cannot do the same in any of the word processing apps on Android. Yes, there exists reference management apps on Google Play store, but their primary function remains the retrieval … More Lack of citation capabilities in word processing apps on Android